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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1457
People
? Jean Baptiste Pillement, French (Lyon 1728 - 1808 Lyon)
Title
Design in Memory of Benjamin Franklin
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1790
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over graphite on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
framed: 71 x 54.2 cm (27 15/16 x 21 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Along bottom edge: "LÉE A FAIT DÉPOSER AUX ARCHIVES NATIONALES ENTRE L’ADRESSE À SON PRÉSIDENT ET L’EXPLICATION DES ALLÉGORIES QUE PRÉSENTENT CE MAUSOLÉE COMPOSÉE ET ÉXÉCUTÉE À LA PLUME PAR ROY"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1457
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Washington, Lafayette, Franklin: Portraits, Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Memorabilia, for the Most Part from the Collections of the University, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), p. 31, cat. 67

Louise Todd Ambler, Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), p. 143, no. 88

A New Attribution, Index Magazine, Harvard Art Museums (March 8, 2017), [e-journal], http://magazine.harvardartmuseums.org/article/2017/03/08/new-attribution, accessed March 20, 2017

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 176, 285, repr. p. 175 as fig. 2

Exhibition History

Washington Lafayette Franklin, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/22/1944 - 05/28/1944

Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/17/1975 - 09/22/1975

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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